Orient Express Hostel Sofia
2 Balkan street, Sofia Center
Sofia City 1303, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 888 384828
+359 897 929659
Please remember this very important information:
The address is 2, Balkan street, NOT the old one: 8A "Hristo Belchev street", but if you're looking at Google map, it will show you the old one, it's not changed yet.
Orient Express Hostel Is situated in one of the most famous Sofia City areas. Located between main downtown sights: City Garden, Archaeological Museum, National Theater, National Palace of Culture, The Court House, Vitosha Blvd... The area is renowned with its exciting nightlife, famous bars and restaurants. Despite this Orient Express Hostel is on quiet street with great insulation from possible street noises.
The best way to reach the hostel, avoiding crowded public transport is to call the hostel in advance and use our pick-up shuttles. This way you also don't need to use the taxis, many of which overcharge and the drivers have a poor knowledge of the city. There also unlicenced cabs whose fares are extortionate. Although we will provide you the best possible information and advices, the pick-up service is still most reliable and relaxing way to reach the hostel.
All pickup rates are shown on prices page. It is always good idea to arrange it in advance, since the driver could be busy or already booked for other guests.
Please remember to ask either for "Hristo Botev " blvd. or for "Bratia Miladinovi" str. These 2 streets are both well known, especially the boulevard.
Our street is between these 2 parallel streets, it is very short and almost nobody knows it.
- From the central rail/bus station: By tram No 1, 3, 6, 7 - get off at the third stop at Hristo Botev blvd., go back 2 streets oposite of the direction of the tram and turn to the right on the second street- this is "Balkan" str. Our street is ONLY on the right side of " Hristo Botev" blvd., if you just have got down from the tram. You'll be able to turn ONLY to the right , there is no continuation of the street on the other side of the boulevard. We are at the end of the street, after 50 meters from the boulevard on the left side you'll see No 2, we are at the house in the backyard.
- By metro: We don't recommend you because the hostel is in the middle between the first and second Metro stop.
- Walking: Walk 10-15 minutes along "Hristo Botev " boulevard direction to the center, please walk on the LEFT side ONLY, otherwise you cannot see the sign "Balkan" street. It ends at the blvd. and has no continuation on the other side.
- By Taxi: Tell the driver the corner of "Balkan" / "Bratya Miladinovi" str., they know "Bratia Miladinovi str. , rather than the very short street "Balkan". We are the second building on the corner with "Bratya Miladinovi str." (Miladinovi Brothers).
- From the Airport: Pick-up service for 15/17 euro per car day/ night time. Call the hostel and staff will arrange to meet you at the airport. Take bus No 84 or 284 from the Airport and get off at Sofia University. Take the Metro line from Sofia University to Serdika Metro stop (1 stop). There are 4 exits- take the "Pirotska" one, then walk along the same pedestrian "Pirotska steet" . After 3-4 mins.walk you'll see at the end of the street a tram line going to the right, turn right and in front of you you'll see the streets become "Y" shaped , the right one is the Market street, take the left one - "Bratia Miladinovi" str., we are the second street on the left, you'll be able to turn only to the left. Number 2 is the second building from the corner , we are in the house inside the yard.